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[tah-puh-zhaws] /ˌtɑ pəˈʒɔs/
a river flowing NE through central Brazil to the Amazon. 500 miles (800 km) long. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There are several kinds of piranha, many of which abound in the waters of the tapajos.

    The Western World W.H.G. Kingston
  • It was in the river tapajos, where this species of fish is found in great plenty.

  • The Indians on the tapajos use a poisonous liana called timbó (Paullinia pinnata).

  • There is a definite line dividing black from yellow water, and then no more tapajos.

    The Sea and the Jungle H. M. Tomlinson
  • At length, while residing at an Indian village on the tapajos, I had ample proof of the fact.

  • One of the largest semi-civilised tribes inhabiting the banks of the tapajos are the Mundurucus.

    The Western World W.H.G. Kingston
  • They inhabit both banks of the tapajos, and can muster, it is said, 2000 fighting men.

  • Parallel to the tapajos, and about two hundred miles distant, flows the Xingú.

British Dictionary definitions for tapajos


/Portuguese tapaˈʒɔs/
a river in N Brazil, rising in N central Mato Grosso and flowing northeast to the Amazon. Length: about 800 km (500 miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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